The Contracts Manager develops, structures, negotiates and administers contractual documents that establish business relationships with contractors, customers and/or partners. The Contracts Manager collaborates with internal partners as well as legal staff to structure contracts. Professional contracting services are provided in compliance with system-wide and campus policies and procedures. This individual analyzes contracts to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies. In addition, this individual advises management of contractual rights and obligations and provides interpretation of terms and conditions. The Contracts Manager also manages professional staff who also develop, structure, negotiate and administer business contracts.
- A JD or law degree from an accredited institution
- Demonstrated expertise in contracting principles and practices, methods and procedures used in competitive revenue and procurement agreements, including value analysis and sources selection techniques, applicable rules, regulations, laws, policies, guidelines and practices.
- Demonstrated skill in negotiating contract terms and conditions, including the development of and response to Requests for Proposal (RFPs); working knowledge of business transactional systems, including procurement and contract development and management systems.
- Demonstrated skill to apply, interpret, and implement complex policy, technical and legal concepts to a wide variety of situations, and to use mature judgment in resolving related issues and problems.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal relationship skills both in one-on-one and group situations. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Excellent project management skills, including the ability to set project objectives, determine and address potential barriers; identify required resources, identify process steps and milestones; and adjust action plans to achieve desired outcomes.
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to deal with broad and diverse constituencies at all levels of management, with strong customer service orientation and skills.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal relationship skills both in one-on-one and group situations. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated strong leadership and motivational skills.
- Demonstrated skill in performing under the pressure of frequent interruptions, conflicting demands, changing priorities, and heavy workloads.
- Knowledge of ethical standards as it applies to management of staff; demonstrated managerial skills, including the ability to hire, train, evaluate, motivate and discipline staff; demonstrated working knowledge of human resources concepts.
- Ability to travel for purposes of University business (0-10%)
Benefits are an important part of your total University of California compensation package. In addition to being an integral part of your UC compensation, benefits provide peace of mind for you and your family members in almost every area of life, ranging from medical coverage to disability insurance, a day care reimbursement plan and college savings plan, all the way up to retirement. UC offers a wide choice of retirement savings options, including an attractive pension plan.
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Keywords: procurement, contracts, legal, supplier, negotiation, negotiator, terms and conditions, business contracts, contract management
To be considered for this position, please apply directly on UCLA’s career site, requisition #26558: